Hybrid Chaetodon tinkeri x Chaetodon miliaris filmed in the wild

Hybrid butterflyfish may be often overlooked by their angelfish counterparts, but we’re still seeing lots and lots of them in the wild and in the aquarium. Tinker’s butteflyfish is frequently observed crossing with closely related species, and less often we…

Hybrid tinkers and fourspot butterflyfish from Wayne’s Ocean World

Tinker’s butterflyfish is one of the most highly sought after Chaetodon species so a hybrid of this magnificent fish is quite a sight to behold. The image of the hybrid Tinker’s butterflyfish above was shared with us by Wayne’s Ocean World…

Tiny coral eating butterflyfishes eating homemade food is a cute and encouraging spectacle

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJMgFsMDUiY&list=UUIBWI3kRIzs0djnG8h8644A&index=17&feature=plcp[/youtube] The short video above is really quite something. To see a whole bunch of obligate coral eating butterflyfishes munching on homemade food is not something you see everyday. Sure it has been done before with adults but the success…

Aberrant Chaetodon octofasciatus is just like finding a ‘Shiny Pokemon’ in the wild

We’ve all heard of “mis-barred” fishes whereby the stripes are either missing, misaligned or totally warped. Such aberrations are usually mistakes in the expression of these traits, but luckily for these fishes, mis-barring is usually a plus point for fish…

Amazing high definition video of Tuamotu is reason enough to visit the French Polynesia

If the amazing video above of Tuamotu isn’t reason enough to make you wanna visit the French Polynesia, then perhaps the diversity of fish and island atolls will. The French Polynesia is made of six major island groups, with Tahiti…

Inter-subgeneric hybrids of Roaps butterflies are rare and amazing

Roaps butterflyfishes can form hybrids with other unrelated members of the butterflyfish group although very rarely, to form inter-subgeneric hybrids. Fishes and other animals generally hybridize with other species that are highly similar, usually in the same genus, or within the…

Chaetodon tinkeri shows why the roaps butterflyfishes are fearless and hardy

Hybrids aside, Chaetodon tinkeri is the least common and arguably the coolest obtainable member of the five roaps butterflyfish – with emphasis on the word obtainable. As far as butterflyfishes go, all five species within this subgenus Roaps are hardy…

Chaetodon daedalma X C. guentheri is one of many hybrids from the waters of Ogasawara

Ogasawara in Japan is home to many rare species and hybrids such as the Genicanthus semifasciatus X G. takeuchii hybrid and the Wrought iron butterflyfish hybrid above. The hybrid love child isn’t nearly as impressive as one half of its…

LiveAquaria offered for sale a beautiful and unique Chaetodon miliaris X C. multicinctus butterflyfish hybrid

LiveAquaria just released a nice and very rare hybrid butterflyfish between Chaetodon miliaris and C. multicinctus. The lovely fish from Hawaii may not be as colorful as the other rare hybrid butterflyfishes that we’ve posted here before, but the fish is…

Breathtaking Raccoon butterflyfish hybrid is discovered

Hybrid butterflyfishes sightings seem to very frequent these days. Not too long ago, we published some photographs featuring stunning hybrids of C. xanthurus and C. auriga, which were both some of the most unique and unusual crosses we’ve seen to…